One-pot, multicomponent synthesis of 2,3-disubstituted quinazolin-ones with potent and selective activity against Toxoplasma gondii Journal Articles uri icon

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  • The discovery of two quinazolinones with selective, single-digit micromolar activity (IC50 = 6-7 µM) against the tachyzoites of the apicomplexan parasite Toxoplasma gondii is reported. These potent and selective third generation derivatives contain a benzyloxybenzyl substituent at C2 and a bulky aliphatic moiety at N3. Here we show that these quinazolinones inhibit T. gondii tachyzoite replication in an established infection, but do not significantly affect host cell invasion by the tachyzoites.


  • Brown, Carla E
  • Kong, Tiffany
  • Bordón, Claudia
  • Yolken, Robert
  • Jones-Brando, Lorraine
  • Mcnulty, James

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  • May 2018